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International Rose Test Garden

400 Southwest Kingston Avenue, Portland, OR 97201
(503) 823-3636
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Ranked #4 of 311 Attractions in Portland
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Type: Gardens
Traveler Description:  This is definitely a "must-see" while visiting Portland.  There is no admission fee.  Stroll through the gorgeous rose gardens here.  If it is a... more »
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Sugar Land
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We were amazed at this prolific rose garden. There are acres of outstanding varieties from the very small to the enormous size. The roses thrive in the quiet setting overlooking Portland. We would highly recommend this get-away.

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Gleneden Beach, Oregon
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

From somewhere in May to mid-December, the hundreds of varieties of roses are budding and blooming. Walking among them on the grassy paths, overlooking the City, is like being in Heaven. The Shakespeare garden is always peaceful (unless there's a wedding happening) and the stainless steel water fountain sculptures are fascinating.

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Vail, Colorado
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16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Easy to walk around & stop & smell the roses. Photo heaven! Loved the varieties & colors & unique names

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Avon by the Sea, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

It's mid September and there are all types of roses still in bloom. It was a lovely walk. It's right across the street from the Japanese garden.

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Vienna, Austria
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

While visiting Portland we were looking for something out of town and the Rose Garden was exactly what we were looking for. A large exhibit of roses (hundreds of them) in a nice surrounding.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

If you love roses you will love spending some time walking through the gardens. The smells are wonderful and the colors outstanding.

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San Diego
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The Garden is located in Washington Park on a hill overlooking Portland. There are an unbelievable number of roses from international competition over the years. Also should visit the Japanese Garden in the same Park

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The best part of Washington park for me would definitely be the lovely rose garden. I tend to like a more natural landscape and try to keep most of my gardening to indigenous plants but the rose garden is truly inspiring. After experiencing some of the trails through Washington park the rose garden was quite an unexpected surprise. Being well... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

You get exactly what you expect with this place. There is a massive range of beautiful flowers in a nice quiet area. The gorgeous aroma fills the air and it was a very peaceful experience. Public transport is very easy to negotiate in the area.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We liked the ease of getting to the gardens (more of Portland's excellent transportation), and the layout of the gardens on different levels with more roses than you can imagine.

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